Bill Peet has written and illustrated 35 books for children which have been praised by parents, teachers, librarians, and children because they make reading fun and teach positive values.


Good luck finding true first editions of these wonderful picture books in collectible condition


Books Illustrated by Bill Peet


So Dear to my Heart, 1950 adapted by Helen Palmer from the Walt Disney motion picture


Bill Peet Bibliography—All books written and illustrated by Peet

Hubert's Hair-Raising Adventure, 1959

Goliath II, 1959

Huge Harold, 1961

Smokey, 1962

The Pinkish, Purplish, Bluish Egg, 1963

Randy’s Dandy Lions, 1964

Ella, 1964

Chester the Worldly Pig, 1965

Kermit the Hermit, 1965

Farewell to Shady Glade, 1966

Capyboppy, 1966

Jennifer and Josephine, 1967

Buford the Little Bighorn, 1967

Fly Homer, Fly, 1969

Whingdingdilly, 1970

The Wump World, 1970

The Caboose Who Got Loose, 1971

How Droofus The Dragon Lost His Head, 1971

Countdown to Christmas, 1972

The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock, 1972

The Ant and the Elephant, 1972

Merle the High Flying Squirrel, 1974

Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent, 1975

The Gnats of Knotty Pine, 1975

Big Bad Bruce, 1977

Eli, 1978

Cowardly Clyde, 1979

Encore For Eleanor, 1981

The Luckiest One of All, 1982

No Such Things, 1983

Pamela Camel, 1984

Kweeks of Kookatumdee, 1985

Zella Zack and the Zodiac, 1986

Jethro and Joel Were a Troll, 1987

Cock-A-Doodle Dudley, 1990

Text Box: Bill Peet Bibliography
1915 ~ 2002

Caldecott Honor Book

Interesting Tidbits


Peet spent 27 years making animated films, for Walt Disney.

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Lifetime Achievement Award-Southern California Booksellers Association 1999

Caldecott Honor Book 1990

Society of Children’s Book Writers Golden Kite Award 1989

Colorado Children’s Book Award 1986 and 1975

Significant Author Award-California Reading Association 1983

Southern California Booksellers Award 1981

Young Readers Medal–California Reading Association 1980 and 1976

Georgia Children’s Picture Storybook Award 1979

Golden Archer Award–University of Wisconsin 1978 and 1977

Children’s book Award–California Reading Association 1975

Southern California Council of Literature for Children and Young People 1967

Indiana Children’s Literature Award 1966

Photo of Bill Peet

Further Reading

Bill Peet: An Autobiography ISBN: 0395689821

Wump World by Bill PeetCowardly Clyde by Bill PeetPhoto of Bill PeetCyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent by Bill PeetSmokey by Bill PeetPamela Camel by Bill Peet

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